Monthly Archives: June 2020

Test and Trace and the hospitality sector

Lack of guidance On 4th July 2020, the hospitality sector is due to re-open including pubs, restaurants and hotels, following the coronavirus lockdown. However, those re-opening would be under an obligation to record the contact details of customers for at

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Police taking excessive amount of personal data?

Privacy issues A report on Police mobile phone extractions from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has highlighted that Police forces have been inconsistent in the way they gather data and they also take a wide approach to the extraction of

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Bank employee has work laptop stolen containing accessible financial information of customer

Discovery The Head of our Data Breach department, Mr Matthew McConville has successfully represented a client in an action against a bank for their breach of the Data Protection Act 2018 / General Data Protection Regulations 2018, a breach of

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‘Before & After’ weight loss imagery used outside of consent for years

The Discovery In 2017, JM (whom does not wish to be named for the purposes of this case report) successfully completed a weight loss programme with a company known typically as Alevere. Alevere, asked JM if they could use her

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Law firm sends witness statement to an incorrect email address

Discovery Mr Peter Summerhill instructed a firm of solicitors to act for him in regards to family law proceedings; this firm was Hewitts Solicitors. During the same, Mr Summerhill was advised by Hewitts Solicitors that a witness statement about him

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Law firm sends repeated emails to incorrect email address

Discovery Client X (CX) and his ex-partner decided to sell their property and instructed a conveyancing firm to deal with the sale on their behalf. CX became concerned when he did not hear further from the conveyancing firm for some

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Watford Community Housing Trust

The Situation On the 23rd March 2020, Watford Community Housing Trust (‘WCHT’) sent an email to numerous residents in order to give an update in regards to the services that they provide during the Coronavirus situation. This email unfortunately disclosed

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Virgin Media

The Situation A database used by Virgin Media to manage information about existing and potential customers was accessible from at least April 2019. The database included contact details such as name, home and email address and phone numbers. In a

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SSCL

The Situation Shared Services Connected Limited (SSCL), the payroll provider for those working in the Prison Service, suffered a security incident in which the personal data of Prison Service employees had been revealed to an unauthorised person. The data that

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Police Federation of England & Wales

The Situation The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) was the subject of a ransomware cyber-attack on the 9th March 2019 and the names, email addresses, National Insurance numbers and ranks of around 120,000 Police Officers were exposed. However,

Posted in Group Litigation
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